Art School

The Art School was established in 2019, an invaluable asset to Naas and County Kildare.

Resident Art teacher Reza Macdougald has been teaching art for over 10 years and it has been a long term dream to finally open a much needed art school for all ages in Naas.

He is an accomplished teacher and professional artist and utilising all his knowledge he will guide you through your painting to the finished product.

He dosent hold back, he will share all his specialised traits and tricks of the trade to develop your unique personal style, he will gently challenge  you and encourage you so you  get the best out of the class and instil confidence in you which will be evident in your work.

Art Classes

The Art School is open Mon to Sat 10am to 6pm.

Learn to paint in a relaxed and safe environment .

Art is one of the most fundamental basics to instil relaxation and promote developmental skills, it engages and captivates the childs imagination and encourages dexterity and confidence from an early age.

It gives us that basic skill set to use and carry with us throughout life that we can pick up the brush where we left off and return to the easel at any age to once again achieve a sense of calm and confidence and awaken all those senses that we never loose… that is the wonder of Art!


€100 for 5 Classes.

* We do not reimburse or add on missed classes. If we have to close for any reason we will add on missed classes. 

Children's Classes

5 to 9 years

Monday             3.30pm to 5.30pm

Wednesday       3.30pm to 5.30pm

Saturday            1.30 to 3.30pm

The will children will learn how to create a picture starting with a sketch they will learn all about paint application, light and shade, learn how to mix colours and the children are also introduced in a fun way  to the history of art.

10 to 14 years

Tuesday         3.30 to 5.30pm

Thursday       3.30 to 5.30pm

Saturday        4.30 to 6.30pm


Monday      5.00  to 7pm

Secondary level students who want to develop and extend their artistic skills and techniques.

All equipment is provided for you, the music is on, the easel is set up , the hot chocolate and cookies are waiting now we just need you to come and challenge yourself a little bit.

Leaving Certificate Grinds

Friday 2pm to 4pm       50 euro for 2 hr class

Whether it is Art History or Painting techniques, Reza will endeavour to help improve your drawing/painting skills.

He has an excellent command of the leaving cert exam requirements and gives excellent tuition and support, he is very tuned in to the needs of the students.

Reza has developed an easier method for the student learning Art history and for those who may find it difficult to retain dates and information in the written word.

By getting the student to draw/paint and bullet point the subject it is easier for them to retain the information.

It is a more therapeutic way of teaching and has helped alleviate a lot of undue stress in the students , giving the individual  confidence and a sense of achievement.

Portfolio Preparation

5 to 7pm   50 euro for 2hr class

This class is designed for students who are applying for a third level course for which an art portfolio is mandatory.

The focus will be on entry requirements for the chosen colleges to develop a balanced portfolio of work.


Every morning mon to sat 10.30 to 12.30pm

It dosent matter what level you are at whether you are a complete beginner, intermediate or advanced, this is time for you to immerse yourself totally in the beauty of art in a warm, relaxed creative environment .

The music is pleasantly playing, you have your own studio space with easel, the kettle is continuously on , we ply you with copious amounts of tea and coffee and an endless supply of biscuits!

Its all about me time.

Time to relax, time to escape to your own little world of all  that is Art.

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